Originally Posted by miss heny
Okay, as a person who may will be
getting these birds sometime next year and are getting Isbars this spring is inbreeding a high issue with both breeds? If so would it be best to get different substrains to make each breeding flock more "diverse"?
I am slowly developing my flock of black Swedish hens and I hold suck plans on doing that with them in hopes of developing my own strain
When I got my first two CL from GFF, I got one yellow band and one green band (two different lines -- I think maybe C was better egg layers and was green band that was my female, and the male yellow band (and I don't fully remember I'd have to check notes)---- In these years, I haven't had any inbreeding depression....that I know of. Legbars.
Isbars a different story -- if you read the Isbar threads here on BYC early on -- you can find a lot of distress in old old posts. Read recent posts -- or inquire there about what success people are having at present. My view is that most people who have Isbars now with the intention of raising them -- do have some diversity in their genetics -- and the same problems from those years ago aren't occurring. Probably shouldn't talk so much about Isbars in a Legbar thread---but I brought them up as an example of what could happen from what we theorized were thin genetics that people are now - or have already fixed. HTH
You won't regret getting either CL or Isbars in my opinion -- both are lovely breeds to have around.